Well once again Mama Pea you have thoroughly pulled it outta the bag!
It’s that good.
Mama Pea’s Thai Fried Quinoa
Full recipe here
I made a couple of additions/changes.
- I fried my spring onions in a tablespoon of coconut oil rather than olive oil.
- I used chicken stock rather than vegetable just because it was all we had in.
- I added some broccoli florets along with the pineapple and the peas.
- And I added a teaspoon of green thai curry paste to the quinoa just before i mixed everything together.
- Oh and I left out the tofu as i’m not a fan, but this dish is great on it’s own, without any addition. Although chicken would go nicely!
I made it for dinner last night and it was sooo good that I made it again today for lunch!
Also yesterday I finally tried Katy @ Fit in Heels ’The 99 Hardcore Workout’
(If you haven’t already checked this girlies blog out, do so now! Well after you finish reading this post anyway!)
When I first saw the plan I thought I was hallucinating… 8 sets of torture?!
- 99 Jumping Jacks 99 Crunches 99 Push Ups (Modified) 99 Second Plank 99 Squats
- 88 Jumping Jacks 88 Crunches 88 Push Ups (Modified) 88 Second Plank 88 Squats
- 77 Jumping Jacks 77 Crunches 77 Push Ups (Modified) 77 Second Plank 77 Squats
- 66 Jumping Jacks 66 Crunches 66 Push Ups (Modified) 66 Second Plank 66 Squats
- 55 Jumping Jacks 55 Crunches 55 Push Ups (Modified) 55 Second Plank 55 Squats
- 44 Jumping Jacks 44 Crunches 44 Push Ups (Modified) 44 Second Plank 44 Squats
- 33 Jumping Jacks 33 Crunches 33 Push Ups (Modified) 33 Second Plank 33 Squats
- 22 Jumping Jacks 22 Crunches 22 Push Ups (Modified) 22 Second Plank 22 Squats
Yep thats right, you read it correctly, thats 484 reps of each exercise… 484 pushups for crying out loud!!!
But this girl knows what she’s talking about, so I ignored the
screaming voice inside my head saying noooooo don’t do it! It will be torture… and I gave it a whirl!
The plan calls for modified pushups so I took this as a definite on yer knees job! There was NO WAY I could have completed this doing normal pushups! I also had to stop a couple of times to stretch out my achey arms! I took no more than a couple of seconds though, I really wanted to push myself. I also only rested for a really short period of time in between each set, 30 seconds max.
Don’t let the high number put you off attempting this workout, it is doable and my arms and legs have a nice ache goin on today thats for sure! It makes you realise you can actually do a whole lot more per set that you originally would have thought!
Take the squats for example, In a normal ‘do it at home’ workout (not Muay Thai) I probably do 4 or 5 sets of 30 reps and I have normally had enough after that 30 are done, and especially after all of the sets are completed. I wouldn’t even think of adding another 364 reps! Yet after completing the 8 big sets in this workout, its clear to me that my mind sets the limitations and my body lives up to them, meaning I’m definitely not exercising up to my true potential because of it.
So, thanks Katy for this killer workout! Also thanks for this valuable little lesson about smashing through my imagined limitations!
Anyhoo, enough of my rambling! I took the dogs out for a 35 minute jog before starting this workout but I think I would have rather done it afterwards, just to losen my muscles a little after all those squats.
Actually, sorry to skip from subject to subject but while I remember has anyone heard of the Insanity workouts?? I stumbled across their website a couple days ago via Dani @ Squirrel Snackin’ and they look great! hardcore but great! Only thing is you have to buy the full set of dvds rather than one at a time so before I spend my hard earned
dollar euro I’m wondering has anyone tried these workouts? What results did you get from them?